Cannabis: Medicinal Super Plant!

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In the US, cannabis has been illegal and punishable by jail sentences in all states since the 1930s. Before this time, in the 1880s, recreational and medicinal uses were popular.

Cannabis has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant.

Due to new US laws, marijuana self-treatment is now being opened up to sufferers of a large range of symptoms.

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The US Department of Justice, in an influential ruling, announced in 2014 that cannabis crimes that are legal under state law would not be prosecuted under federal law.

This ruling has opened up the states of the US to legally preside over their own ruling on cannabis regulations – both for medical and recreational use.

History

In the US, cannabis has been illegal and punishable by jail sentences in all states since the 1930s. Before this time, in the 1880s, recreational and medicinal uses were popular.

In the 1970s, restrictions were relaxed which meant that for possession of small amounts, sentencing was no longer mandatory.

Throughout the 70s, decriminalization across a number of US states occurred, making possession a civil

Throughout the 70s, decriminalization across a number of US states occurred, making possession a civil offence punishable by fine only.

Of late, there have been sweeping laws introduced across the US to allow use of medical marijuana, thus opening the gates to an entire new production industry. In 2013, Colorado implanted laws allowing

In 2013, Colorado implanted laws allowing full sale of cannabis for recreational use.

How it works

The main ingredient in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahdrocannabinol (or THC) which is a mind altering substance. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the other non-intoxicating chemical found in cannabis that is used to treat different disorders.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the other non-intoxicating chemical found in cannabis that is used to treat different disorders.

These cannabinols, along with over 100 others that make up the chemical composition of cannabis, work in a similar way to endocannabinoids which exist naturally in the body to fight disease.

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These endocannabinoids that our bodies produce help to regulate a number of essential functions such as thought, concentration, the senses, hunger, movement, memory and pleasure.

What it can do

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Cannabis has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant.

In a number of studies, cannabis use has seen benefits in a range of health related issues.

These include slowing cancer tumor growth among lab animals and even killing cancer cells. The cannabinoids contained in the medicinal plant have shown very promising results in the lab, although human studies so far have not been conducted.

The cannabinoids contained in the medicinal plant have shown very promising results in the lab, although human studies so far have not been conducted.

In people that experience seizures, the relaxing properties of cannabis consumption can lead to less frequent attacks, particularly reassuring to those who are significantly affected by seizures in their day to day activities.

For those with Multiple Sclerosis, many sufferers report muscle spasms and neurological effects of the disease decreasing when consuming pot.

In a study by the University of Southern California involving ADHD subjects, it was found that cannabis was the perfect alternative to taking the over-prescribed Ritalin. The calming effect that it had on patients had none of the side effects associated with taking the pharmaceutical either.

The calming effect that it had on patients had none of the side effects associated with taking the pharmaceutical either.

People that experience migraines also report a drop in the severity of the symptoms associated with the headaches when cannabis is consumed.

Marijuana has also been used to treat Glaucoma, Tourette’s syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease, Anorexia, HIV, Alzheimer’s, Dravet Syndrome, Lupus, Arthritis, Anxiety, as well as chronic pain and inflammation.

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The size and scope of what this medicinal plant can be used to treat has only just scraped the surface.

How it is consumed

Marijuana can be consumed in a number of different ways, which may have different effects on the body. Different strains have different effects, as do different dosage levels.

Different strains have different effects, as do different dosage levels.

The usual method of consumption is by smoking the dried up leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. These are chopped finely and either rolled into a cigarette, smoked in a regular pipe, or a water pipe. Hash, the resin substance made from the plant, can also be smoked in this manner.

These are chopped finely and either rolled into a cigarette, smoked in a regular pipe, or a water pipe. Hash, the resin substance made from the plant, can also be smoked in this manner.

hese are chopped finely and either rolled into a cigarette, smoked in a regular pipe, or a water pipe. Hash, the resin substance made from the plant, can also be smoked in this manner.

These are chopped finely and either rolled into a cigarette, smoked in a regular pipe, or a water pipe.

Hash, the resin substance made from the plant, can also be smoked in this manner.

A newly popular method of ingesting cannabis is by using a vaporizer.

Hand held vaporizers are becoming increasingly popular for smokers due to lowered associated health risk than smoking. The cannabis is burned at a lower temperature to produce a vapor, which is then inhaled. It is also said to be more effective than smoking.

The cannabis is burned at a lower temperature to produce a vapor, which is then inhaled. It is also said to be more effective than smoking.

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Marijuana can also be cooked into a butter or oil form and added to any cooking that requires butter or oil as an ingredient. Popular cooked marijuana products are items like brownies and cookies.

Popular cooked marijuana products are items like brownies and cookies.

The effects take longer to come along, but last for longer.

Lotions, sprays and creams containing cannabinoids are a smart choice for arthritis or other joint pain.

The substance is rubbed directly on the affected area.

This also avoids the intoxicating effects that consuming cannabis offers.

Benefits for law makers in decriminalization of marijuana

According to figures, almost half of drug arrests up until this point have been related to marijuana.

In taking steps to decriminalize and approve cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use, police and the entire criminal justice system are freed up to work on more important cases.

With violent crime on the rise across the country, the more resources that aren’t tied up in petty drug related cases the better.

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The articles and content found on Dark Web News are for general information purposes only and are not intended to solicit illegal activity or constitute legal advice. Using drugs is harmful to your health and can cause serious problems including death and imprisonment, and any treatment should not be undertaken without medical supervision.

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